Sancerre Wine


Sancerre is an appellation located in the so-called Upper Loire -- the eastern end of the Loire Valley. It is best known for its brisk, mineral white wines, made from the Sauvignon Blanc grape, though red and rose Sancerre, made from Pinot Noir, is increasingly popular.

Just as in Chablis, the chalky-white Kimmeridgian soil is what really sets the wines apart from those in nearby appellations. Named after a town in Dorset which also shares this geological formation, Kimmeridgian soil is a combination of clay and limestone filled with billions of tiny, fossilized oyster shells. Unsurprisingly, Sancerre goes exceptionally well with oysters.
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Varietals Produced in Sancerre View all

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Sauvignon Blanc

    Sauvignon Blanc is widely grown in California -- at over 15,000 acres, it’s now the third most planted variety -- and...

  • Burger Grape

  • Pinot Noir

    “With so voluptuous a perfume, so sweet an edge, they make the blood run hot,” Joel Fleischman, wine columnist at Van...

  • Chenin Blanc

    History of the grape: Modern day French oenologist Pierre Galet states Chenin Blanc has been in France at least since...

Popular Wineries in Sancerre View all

  • Fouassier Père et Fils

    Established for several generations on the peak of Sancerre, the Fouassier family is one of the o...

  • Domaine Henri Bourgeois

    White Sancerre LE CHÊNE SAINT-ETIENNE Brilliant golden yellow, it glisten by his sheen. The nose ...

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  • OT, have a great time, that W-S pinot should rock the house!Enjoying a nice ... open this Domaine Vacheron Sancerre. Vibrant, crisp, lemony, with notes of mineral/chalk, key lime pie and pineapple. It has high acidity but is somewhat creamy with a fairly long finish. We had this with just some cheese, crackers and almonds but it just begs for ... Read More

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  • RBA, cannot go wrong with almost anything from Drouhin, French or American - ... ... the last bottle of this Sancerre rose tonight, thank goodness I have another case coming.  Yes, it is after Labor Day and I'm not wearing white pants, but it's still hot here in NC and rose is still quite refreshin Read More

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  • Is there a winemaker/grower that OT doesn't know?  Now they want his ... his ... I bought a case of Sancerre (2015 Dominique et Janine Crochet) from Wine Access, since they have sold me good SB before and my friend wanted to split a case. During a visit to Paso, we bought some Laetitia sparkling to celebrate with our friends--goes so well wit... Read More

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  • Enjoying this nice Sancerre while visiting the folks here in Michigan this week.  Mom had her 2nd knee done, this one at 88 years old. She's in the rehab facility for a week so I'm helping my Dad for the next couple of days. Have a couple rounds of golf planned with my brother and hoping to see my sisters while here. Nice to get a bit of relief ... Read More

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  • Chateau de Thauvenay Sancerre 2014


    Something of a stony/minerally nose. Very light-bodied. Very crisp and tartof lemon and, maybe, peach. Some grassiness and some stoniness. If you are OK with the tartness, it is a good summer sipping wine, and, certainly, inexpensive. Read More

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  • We made a Costco run, today.  We picked up a striped bass that is about to ... ... to go on the grill and a Sancerre.Pretty simple wine.  Light, crisp and darned tart--lemon as much as anythiing.  Some grassiness, some stoniness.  For $12 perfectly functional, but I would not suggest that anybody run out and stock up on it..  If you're OK with ... Read More

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  • Vincent Pinard "Nuance" Sancerre 2014


    A note of oak comes through, though modest it's there and creates a more creamy/elegant SB with the sharpness twinged just a bit. Melon, citrus and lemongrass notes ride another mainstay - minerality. It's refreshing and will last for a couple of years yet. Paul 90 points Read More

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  • Sara, am I correct in assuming that you want to spend a total $200 for all ... ... wines, e.g., Pouilly Fume, Sancerre, Vouvray, should be available to you.Now, if you are thinking of spending $200 per bottle, then that is completely different.  Let us know.Actually, the best thing for you to do is go to a wine store, explain your goals and bu... Read More

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  • I am going to Sancerre in 3 weeks! I am trying to understand the wine and discover vineyards and winery's to visit that would be walking/biking distance from the town center. Any ideas please and Merci. Mary Alice

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  • Hi, Can you please let me know if it is possible to purchase Red Sancerre......? Regards Alan

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